the plane’s system or the pilot is at fault.
On November 1, 1995, 39 passengers and five crew members were killed as the United Airlines Flight 629 left from Denver, Colorado that suddenly burst into flames. Unfortunately, officials can only pinpoint the cause of tragedy from the luggage of a 53 year-old woman.
The same plane were reported to have trips that day, not having any sign of malfunctions or issue that could result to such devastation. From La Guardia Airport in New York City, it led it’s way briefly to Chicago, Illinois, then head its way to Denver, Colorado’s Stapleton International Airport.
As soon as the plane arrived at 6:11 PM, a new crew was assigned on board, scheduled to depart at 6:52 heading to Portland, Oregon and a final destination at Seattle, Washington but the plane never made it to either of the two end point.
It was only approximately 11 minutes after the plane left that the mysterious tragedy happened, creating fiery debris that hit the road below. Some of the fragments reached 30 miles away from the airport. When the responders arrived at the scene, no single life survived the horrific crash.
The authorities discovered that there is no possible malfunction on the planes system, they come to the conclusion that someone could have smuggled a bomb inside the plane after examining the debris that contains chemicals used in making dynamite.
The case was led to a luggage that is owned by a 53-year-old Daisie King of Denver that is headed to Alaska to visit her daughter, where the bomb was suspected to be planted. They also found on her purse several news clippings of her son from her second marriage that she was forced to turn over to an orphanage after his father passed away. His name is John Gilbert Graham, a local criminal.
Daisie located John at the age of 22 and finally reconciled. According to the authorities, Daisie grant John as her beneficiary to her life insurance policy also her Crown-A Drive-In diner that was damaged in an explosion that she received with a huge insurance settlement.
With all the evidence found, John Graham confessed that he planted the dynamite on his own mother’s suitcase. He was only convicted of her murder of his mother and the other passengers, since at that time it wasn’t illegal to plant a bomb on a commercial airplane.
Finally, President Dwight Eisenhower, on January 11, 1957, signed the bill that forbids of planting bomb in an aircraft.
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